Haunted Houses

Haunted Houses Cover

Haunted Houses

By Robert D. San Souci; Kelly Murphy (Illustrator); Antoine Revoy (Illustrator)

Henry Holt & Company, Hardcover, 9780805087505, 276pp.

Publication Date: July 20, 2010

Description

Scare-master Robert San Souci serves up ten chilling tales about untraditional haunted houses: a mansion full of pirate treasure, a ghost trapped in a mysterious dollhouse, a boy whose vacation house comes complete with people-eating spiders, and many more. But beware because not all of the protagonists in these stories get out alive.



About the Author
Robert San Souci is the award-winning author of many picture books based on folk tales from around the world, including "The Talking Eggs, Kate Shelley, Haunted Houses," and the bestselling "Short & Shivery" series. A native Californian, he lived in San Francisco.


Praise For Haunted Houses

 “Outright skinpricklers…Offer this to those who already know San Souci’s work or who want follow-ups for Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series, should it somehow stay on the shelf long enough to want company.” —Booklist

 “Well-paced and satisfyingly startling…this book won’t stay on the shelves for long. Murphy and Revoy’s black-and-white illustrations heighten the fright factor, making San Souci’s collection even more riveting.” —School Library Journal

 “These original tales are not for the fainthearted: Many of the stories’ protagonists end their tales dead—or worse. By turns poignant and downright scary, this is a solid addition for stouthearted middle-grade readers.” —Kirkus Reviews